Noah Lyles competes during the men's 200-meter at the 2022 Herculis EBS Diamond League stop on Aug. 10, 2022 in Monaco.
Noah Lyles’ takeover of the men’s 200-meter continued Friday.
Despite a poor start, Lyles charged back to win handily over fellow American Michael Norman at the Diamond League stop in Lausanne, Switzerland. Earlier this summer, Lyles defended his 200-meter title while Norman won his first in the 400 at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Lyles is also the reigning Olympic bronze medalist in the event.
Lyles won Friday with a time of 19.56, while Norman posted a season-best 19.76. Another American, 18-year-old Erriyon Knighton, was sixth in 20.13. Knighton was third in the 200 in Eugene.
The 25-year-old Lyles, who also set an American record at the world championships, has won every 200-meter race he’s entered this outdoor season.
Lyles and Norman were among 11 Americans to reach the podium in Lausanne, which is the penultimate Diamond League stop before the Grand Final Sept. 7-8 in Zurich. An additional meeting is set for Sept. 2 in Brussels.
Following a U.S. sweep of the men’s shot put in Eugene, the same three guys were back in Lausanne to collect some more hardware. Joe Kovacs, a two-time world champion who took second in Eugene, won this time with a top throw of 22.65 meters. Ryan Crouser, the two-time defending Olympic gold medalist who won his first world title this summer, was second with a best throw of 22.05 meters. Josh Awotunde, who was third in Eugene, ended in sixth at 21.22 meters.
Aleia Hobbs posted Team USA’s other win of the day in a blink-and-you’ll-miss it finish in the women’s 100. Hobbs, an Olympic relay silver medalist, crossed the line in 10.87, which was just .01 ahead of the recently crowned 200-meter world champion Shericka Jackson of Jamaica and .02 ahead of Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast. Americans Tamari Davis (10.94) and Twanisha Terry (11.13) were just off the podium in fourth and fifth.
Grant Holloway and Trey Cunningham finished first and second in the men’s 110-meter hurdles in Eugene. This time Cunningham was second (13.10) and Holloway third (13.11), both behind Rasheed Broadbell of Jamaica, who won with a personal-best time of 12.99.